Happy New year to all and I hope 2017 brings all you wish. I find Christmas and New Year difficult times so appreciate the support of family and friends. This year I need that more than ever and realise how much I do rely on other people. This was strange as I have so much to look forward to in 2017. I have a collection due out in January which is published by Diehard. The poems are all based on Castle Semple Loch at Lochwinnoch and it is in that village that in March Read Raw are holding a few days of poetry writing. I am also leading a workshop as part of the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival and the result of the Tannahill Poetry Competition will be announced later that week; an exciting time.
Busy days ahead and I hope to gather together another collection once I have faced the mountain of poems I need to review and sift.